Pen Llithrig y Wrach
|Pen Llithrig y Wrach|
|Elevation||799 m (2,621 ft)|
|Prominence||181 m (594 ft)|
|Parent peak||Carnedd Llewelyn|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Translation||slippery peak of the witch (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [pɛn ˈɬɪθɾɪɡ ə ˈwɾɑːx]|
|Location||Conwy, United Kingdom|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 115|
Pen Llithrig y Wrach is a mountain peak in Snowdonia, North Wales. It is one of the four Marilyns that make up the Carneddau range. To the east is Creigiau Gleision, another Marilyn, while to the west is Pen yr Helgi Du and Carnedd Llewelyn. Craig Eigiau and Llyn Eigiau can be seen to the north, while Gallt yr Ogof, Glyder Fach and Tryfan can be viewed to the south.
It has one of the more colourful names of any British mountain, translating as slippery peak of the witch, perhaps in reference to the boggy conditions underfoot, or because of the resemblance of its pointed profile to an archetypal witch's hat.
It may be climbed from the southern side, from Capel Curig or the A5, or from the north-east, from Dolgarrog or Tal-y-bont in the Conwy valley. It is quite prominent when viewed from the north near Llandudno.
- Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984)
- Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
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